Coast Guard searches for missing fishermen

Elias Hubbard
December 5, 2017

Rescue crews are searching for two missing fisherman after their boat sank 10 miles off the coast on Nantucket Monday night, the Coast Guard. Two other crew members are missing, Coast Guard officials said.

Barresi said he doesn't know if the two missing crew members were wearing survival suits.

At about 6:10 pm, the First Coast Guard District received a distress call via an emergency positioning indicating radio beacon from the 69-foot fishing boat Misty Blue with four crewe members on board, the release states.

Local agencies and volunteers are also aiding the Coast Guard in its search. They were picked up out of the water by the Enterprise and then transferred to a Coast Guard patrol boat.

In 2015, the Coast Guard helped free the Misty Blue and its three-person crew from ice in Quicks Hole Passage, according to CBS Boston.

The Misty Blue is a commercial fishing vessel, according to New Bedford port's database of vessels. A nearby fishing boat rescued two of the four crewmembers and brought them to a Coast Guard vessel, but two remained missing Tuesday morning.

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell said city officials are tracking the search and rescue effort.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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